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When DKS co-founders met through FedTech in 2019, Radioisotopic Power Sources was the number one choice type of project when the technology list became available. During this program the company was matched to become federally funded to develop the technology and lead this new venture.

 

Since its beginnings, the leadership team has paved a successful track record in various industries, ranging from semiconductors and space to
consumer packaged goods and infrastructure.

2019

During its first year of existence, the company dedicates its efforts to validate its business model and technology, identifying its applications and potential.

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MARCH - MAY

For the duration of the FedTech program, the team completed a customer discovery, validated the existence of a market for the technology.

The DKS is voted best pitch.
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MARCH - MAY

Through participation in the FedTech program, DKS won the first prize of a $30K contract at a National Security Innovation Network-sponsored hackathon.

 

DKS wins 'Off the Grid' Hackathon

2020

For the next year, the DKS team decided to further focus on proving the concept, securing the necessary pieces to ensure the technology was scalable and could be improved upon, and gained traction in the startup community being part of the MassChallenge Houston cohort and securing valuable advisors along the way. It was also in 2020 when the company won its first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Air Force, as well as being selected for the xTechSearch competition, winning a second SBIR with the Army, and also securing a $340,000 contract to do follow-on work from the hackathon customer discovery engagement. On the team side, DKS secured the help from Dr. Johnny Russo and William Ray, co-authors of the base patent, as well as the continued collaboration of Dr. Marc litz through the beginning of a negotiation of a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Army Research Labs (ARL).

2019

During its first year of existence, the company dedicates its efforts to validate its business model and technology, identifying its applications and potential.

FedTech.png
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MARCH - MAY

For the duration of the FedTech program, the team completed a customer discovery, validated the existence of a market for the technology.

The DKS is voted best pitch.
NSIN.png
Milestone Hover_edited.jpg
MARCH - MAY

Through participation in the FedTech program, DKS won the first prize of a $30K contract at a National Security Innovation Network-sponsored hackathon.

 

DKS wins 'Off the Grid' Hackathon
Air Force SBIR Phase I: Extend the life of current Asset Management Tags
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APRIL

The company won its first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Air Force.

The Air Force contracted DKS to extend the life of its GPS labels to at least a decade, a perfect use case for our technology.

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